I wasn't implying this. I see Rusyns as a subgroup of the Ukrainian people.
To avoid further confusion which may be caused by my statement: Rusyns are a special and distinct branch of the Ukrainian people. I encourage them to follow their traditions and to keep their language alive – they are a part of Ukraine's cultural legacy after all. I am against oppression of Rusyns – why should I do bad to a part of my own people?